José Pizarro: my favourite restaurants in Cadiz

I know I am biased, because I own a beautiful hotel just outside this pretty town, but I think Cadiz is one of the undiscovered treasures of southern Spain. It’s right on the coast, so the fish and produce is some of the best in Spain. It’s not overrun with tourists, and there is a generations-old tradition of restaurants there, passed down through families, that will hopefully remain forever. Here are some of my favourite places – both in Cadiz and in Zahara de los Atunes, where you’ll also find my hotel.

El Campero in Barbate

This is very well known for its incredible Almadraba tuna, and most dishes use the tuna. It’s absolutely stellar food. 


El Antonio in Zahara de los Atunes 

The location is incredible, with breathtaking views over the beach and sea. The freshest fish you can get your hands on – but the meat is also wonderful. 


El Faro del Puerto in El Puerto de Santa María 

This is one beautiful restaurant with some stunning food. Go for the clams, the anchovies and the red tuna. So much effort goes into every dish and it’s a marvel.   


La Taberna de El Campero in Zahara de los Atunes 

This cosy tapas bar is owned by the same people who have El Campero, in Barbate. This is in the neighbouring town of Zahara de los Atunes and it’s just a riot of fun and colour – go for the prawns. 


Casa Bigote in Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Located next to the beach, with a huge tradition of feeding fishermen over centuries. It’s a firm local favourite and continues to be madly popular. You can’t say fairer than that.   


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